What is Ajima?
The companies name Ajima comes from the word “grandmother” and holds true to the recipes passed down from the grandmother of owner and operator Sianna Chauhan. By honoring these timeless recipes, Sianna offers world class Indian cuisine that can be hand delivered to your home, business, or event.
How do I order?
The easiest way to order is to click on the Order Online button at the top of any page on the website. The first time you use the online ordering app you’ll be directed to create a password so that ordering is easier in the future. From there you’ll select a date and time that you’d like your food to be delivered and then you can pick the items that you’d like to enjoy. You’ll be able to pay right there through the app with your credit or debit card, select a tip for the driver if you’d like, and submit your order.
If you’re having trouble ordering online for any reason please feel free to call in or email your order. Our phone number is: 530 648 0471 and our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decided to order using one of these other methods please clearly state your order with level of spice, day and time of delivery, name, address, phone number, and your method of payment: cash or check upon delivery or google pay or apple pay.
Since all items are made to order, and traditional Indian cuisine is a slow cook process, please give at least 2 hours from the time of order before delivery.
What’s the best time to order?
Ajima is available for delivery 7 days a week. To provide the best service we prefer all orders be placed before 12pm for same day delivery. All deliveries are made between the hours of 3pm and 8pm PST. Exceptions will be made depending on availability. However, since all items are made to order and traditional Indian cuisine is a slow cook process, please give at least 2 hours from the time of order before delivery.
Can I pick up my order?
Ajima offers traditional Indian cuisine on a Delivery Only basis. However if you’d like to sample some of the dishes available from Ajima find us at the local Nevada City Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from July 14th-October 13th or at Hot Summer Nights in Downtown Nevada City on July 11th, 18th and 25th.
What is the delivery fee?
The delivery fee is based on location. Please refer to the map below. Each shade of grey signifies the different delivery zones. The first zone covers most of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Alta Sierra. The delivery charge for this zone is $8. The next zone is $12 and goes out a little further to include Lake of the Pines, North on Hwy 20 and out to 49 crossing. The last zone which is $20 reaches as far as Ajima is able to deliver and covers Colfax, Scotts Flat, and The Ridge.
If you’re outside of Ajima’s reach or would like to lessen your delivery fee, we’re happy to meet you at a designated location in town. Also if you live at the end of a long dirt road we do ask that you meet us at the beginning of that road. Please call or email with any questions at: 530 648 0471 or email@example.com
What if I’m outside of the delivery area?
If you’re outside of Ajima’s reach or would like to lessen your delivery fee, we’re happy to meet you at a designated location in town. Please call or email with any questions at: 530 648 0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I save on delivery fees if I am willing to meet in town?
Yes, if you’re outside of Ajima’s reach or would like to lessen your delivery fee, we’re happy to meet you at a designated location in town. Please call or email with any questions at: 530 648 0471 or email@example.com
How many people does each dish feed?
Each Small entree is designed to feed 1 person, the Large entree is designed to feed at least 2 people. Depending on how hungry you are, in most cases it can feed more than 2.
Does Ajima do large orders or private events?
Ajima loves private events and large orders! Please give us at least 2 days advance notice on a large order or 2 weeks advance notice on a private event. Please call or email with any questions at: 530 648 0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are the ingredients sourced?
We source all of our meats and vegetable locally from Briarpatch or the Nevada City Farmer’s Market. Our spices and pickles are all sourced from India through a company in Berkeley. We use fresh, organic, sustainable sources whenever possible.
Why are the prices different from those at the local Indian restaurant?
In addition to Ajima using only the best quality ingredients and packaging, traditional Indian cuisine takes time and a lot of love and attention. If prepared properly most dishes take at least 2 hours to create. So by the time the food reaches you you’ll understand the value of the product.